Room in Irish country Castle

Castle - Private room · Bohermeen, County Meath, Ireland
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Durhamstown is a Norman Castle date 1420. Its a fascinating building with vaulted rooms - the current Kitchens, as well as Georgian extensions. Its a protected structure. We started Ireland's first Home / Castle Restaurant in July which has proved a great success! When we heard of Airbnb - we thought what a good fit for us.

We describe our style as shabby/chic it is a family home as well as a Monument! It is very rural, yet Dublin is a mere 30 minutes away (there's a bus service from the town centre to Dublin every 30 minutes) if some Razzmatazz and Culture is required! Meath is full of Historic and Prehistoric remains as well as Riding, Fishing and Hunting. There are some lovely walks either on the Beaches or in the Woods. Our local town has some great Pubs with a very a fine Art Centre, The Solstice. For some local colour The Causey Farm is a must-you learn to dance a jig and bake bread-proper Irish Craic! And of course - the best till last - we run the Posh Nosh Club, so an exciting Dinner Party every Friday!! (website hidden)

We have 6 double rooms in total. You can either book a room of your choice or the whole castle (please check our other listing). We also rent the Castle for private events like Wedding Buffets, Christmas Parties, etc.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 1
Extra people: $91 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $610 /week
Monthly Price: $1640 /month
Security Deposit: $182
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
  • Thank you Sue and Dave for the fantastic night in the castle, for your warm welcome and the care you take of your guests. The bedroom is lovely, the dinner delicious, we really enjoyed sharing it with you and our interesting conversations.
    Looking forward to coming again !

    May 2014
  • Sue and Dave are brilliant hosts! The warm reception and convivial environment made for a great stay. The castle is full of character and style, with a wonderful kitchen that truly is the heart of the home. The bedrooms are are all individual and spacious, and although a large property, everywhere had a cosy, homely feel. We had a roaring fire in the lounge, tasty home made food and plenty of well manicured outdoor space to go for a walk between our activities. A real home from home and highly recommended :)

    April 2014
  • Me and my family stayed at Sue’s and David’s for two nights as B&B guests.

    It was simply wonderful! Our hosts welcomed us like we were their long lost relatives, and we all felt as if we were visiting our family – a family we just hadn't met before! We loved sharing meals with them while solving the world's problems. :)

    Everything was outstanding, from the fresh flowers in our bedrooms and the generous breakfast, to the gourmet dinner to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday – a meal our hosts shared with us to our great pleasure. The castle itself and the surroundings is beyond description - it has to be experienced.

    So if you are looking for a very special and very enjoyable experience when going to Ireland – you should definitely contact Sue and David.

    I should add that we, travelers without a car, had no problems whatsoever getting to the Castle via bus from Dublin Airport to Navan and taxi the few kilometres from there.

    April 2014
  • Me and my family stayed at Sue’s and David’s for two nights as B&B guests.

    It was simply wonderful! Our hosts welcomed us like we were their long lost relatives, and we all felt as if we were visiting our family – a family we just hadn't met before! We loved sharing meals with them while solving the world's problems. :)

    Everything was outstanding, from the fresh flowers in our bedrooms and the generous breakfast, to the gourmet dinner to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday – a meal our hosts shared with us to our great pleasure. The castle itself and the surroundings is beyond description - it has to be experienced.

    So if you are looking for a very special and very enjoyable experience when going to Ireland – you should definitely contact Sue and David.

    I should add that we, travelers without a car, had no problems whatsoever getting to the Castle via bus from Dublin Airport to Navan and taxi the few kilometres from there.

    April 2014
  • We had such an incomparable blend of relaxation and inspiration when we spent the weekend with Sue and Dave at Durhamstown. They hosted us like their family, and their house is so very interesting, tasteful and storied. We are so grateful and are looking forward to visiting you again and catching up. Glad to have crossed paths.

    February 2014
    Sue
    Response from Sue:

    Hi Brian, it was really good! We just had so many good chats from the trivial to the sublime - all very Patrick Kavanagh.....I think you two have to take a bow as well- you really became "adopted family" for the weekend. Do come (website hidden), the Barn is slowly getting underway! Sue

    February 2014
  • Sue & her wonderful staff were amazing. I can't thank her enough for opening up her house to us for our very special family occasion. The ambience of the castle was such that you felt instantly at ease. Sue and her husband (who we hope to meet one day) had left beautiful breads, sausages & bacon for our breakfasts which went down very well. On the Saturday evening we hosted a special dinner for my parents. The dinning room looked amazing and was only topped by the delicious meal that was served by Sue's staff. It was just perfect.
    Thank you Sue. Best Wishes. Lesley, a definite Fan!!!

    October 2013
    Sue
    Response from Sue:

    Hi Lesley, Durhamstown Castle works it magic - even when we're away! Soooo glad it all went so well, but they are exceptional staff & we all have a high regard for each other. Thank you again for the lovely review you posted. Sue & Dave.

    October 2013
  • We absolutely loved staying with Sue and Dave. A very charming place in the country. The history of their place was more than interesting and Sue and Dave were wonderful. We chose to pay the little extra for the dinner with them on our second evening and it was amazing. Fantastic food and great conversational hosts. We will be back, that is certain. Lovely home, beautiful spot for a wonderful stay. It may be a bit out of the way for some guests, but the peaceful setting was perfect for our last two nights in Ireland. We absolutely loved meeting both Sue and Dave

    September 2013
  • Staying with Sue and Dave in their wonderful castle was more like visiting friends than staying in a B&B. We felt like home away from home and they both were so helpful in organising our trip to the Bon Jovi Concert in Slane. We also got the advice to go to Loughcrew instead of Newgrange which was a fantastic idea! The highlight was the dinner we had together with other guests of the B&B. An evening never to forget! Thanks again to Sue and Dave for beeing such wonderful hosts and say "hello" to the puppies :)

    June 2013
    Sue
    Response from Sue:

    Hi guys, you have us blushing! It was great to meet you both & share stories of the Hospitality Game! Hugs to you both. Sue & Dave

    June 2013
  • My mother and I stayed at Sue and David's castle for one night and it was a truly wonderful experience. We shared a lovely meal that evening and enjoyed good conversation. The castle is simply spectacular, giving a unique experience away from your typical city and town accommodations. To be far from home yet feel right at home made the experience perfect. Also, their dog Minnie still had two of her puppies when we visited and they were a joy! I highly recommend staying here; it isn't far from Dublin and well worth the trip!

    June 2013
    Sue
    Response from Sue:

    Hi Amanda, you say SUCH nice things about us! It really does make it all worthwhile, when your guests have a great time & "get it"!! Mini insists on waving a paw......

    June 2013
  • Sue and Dave's castle is only surpassed by their hospitality, great conversation, and cooking. We had an absolutely phenomenal time staying with them and their Jack Russell terrier Minnie, who was nursing five, one week old puppies. The grounds of the castle and surrounding area of County Meath are absolutely gorgeous. Sue and Dave know all of the hidden, off the beaten path places nearby and advised us well to visit Loughcrew. The Prickett's are superb hosts and opting for the extra gourmet meals and wine is well worth it. Dave is also a great musician, and if you're lucky you'll be singing round the table over a never ending flow of wine and great conversation. We look forward to our next return visit.

    March 2013
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English, Français
School
Roscrea Sacred Heart boarding School, Milltown College Dublin, UCD Postgrad.
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Homeopath/Cook
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We like People-Family, our own youngsters, their partners, cousins, nieces/ nephews friends, colleagues, workmates et al...! We cannot live without Beauty, Ethics, Music, fabulous/interesting Food, Films/ Books and Love, we strive for all of the above-sometimes we do fall short.......and,oh yes, Money, hard to live without that! We love France and then we discovered Italy-Oh My God, sooooo beautiful. We visit London frequently as we have Family are there. We really love our guests to feel "they're in their Granny's" when they stay here. (that would be a pretty cool Granny, mind you!) Its a drop- in-have-a-cup-of-coffee- kind of place anyway. My Life motto is "everybody has needs and everybody's needs can be met".
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